Mandriva & Mageia Release Their Alphas

The first Alpha release of Mandriva 2011 is now available along with the first alpha release of its newest offspring, Mageia Linux. This is the first-ever ISO release of Mageia Linux since this free software project was formed last year by many Mandriva developers after the uncertain future of Mandriva’s parent company.

The Mandriva 2011 Alpha 1 release carries the Linux 2.6.37 kernel, RPM 5.3.8, NetworkManager 0.8.2, KDE Software Compilation 4.6.0, GNOME 2.32.1, Xfce 4.8.0, GCC 4.5.2, Chromium browser, Firefox 4 Beta 11, Wine 1.3.13, and many other updated applications.

Besides Mandriva 2011 Alpha 1 updating the package stack, this first alpha release switches to using systemd by default, Nepomuk and the KDE Social Desktop are activated by default, the same ISO media can now be used for Live support and installation images, and various other improvements.

Read more at Phoronix

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